Pathways to Registration as an Architect in Australia
The most common pathway to registration is completion of an accredited Australian architecture qualification followed by the Architectural Practice Examination. In consultation with the State and Territory Architect Registration Boards AACA has developed a number of alternative pathways. Local and overseas experienced practitioners may be eligible to complete the fast-track assessment before applying to the local Architect Registration Board for registration. The National Program of Assessment provides access to the Architectural Practice Examination for practitioners who have not completed an accredited architectural qualification. For practitioners who completed an architectural qualification outside Australia the Overseas Qualifications Assessment provides access to the Architectural Practice Examination.
AACA develops and reviews the National Standard of Competency for Architects on behalf of Architects
All pathways require applicants to apply knowledge and skills in architectural practice
as specified in the National Standard of Competency for Architects